If there were a music version of "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," it could very well be “Six Degrees of Carman Moore” since Moore—in a career spanning decades—connects to everyone from Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen to John Lennon and Aretha Franklin. And yet, many people are unaware of Moore, even within the contemporary music community.
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Interview by Frank J. Oteri
Video presentation by Alexandra Gardner
As a singer and instrumentalist who has worked in at least a dozen different musical genres, Caleb Burhans has always been drawn to the inner voices preferring to, as he puts it, "play second violin or viola than first fiddle." This attraction spills over into his own deceptively simple, extremely meticulous musical compositions. Read more in the essay on NewMusicBox: newmusicbox.org/articles/caleb-burhans-inner-voices/
The role of narrative—whether indirectly or overtly applied to the final composition—is a central factor in Stacy Garrop's typical working process. In it, she had found a way to shape and chart the sonic image she wants her work to ultimately project to the world beyond her studio.
In the garden at the Church of the Ascension
New York, New York
April 17, 2013—2 p.m.
Filmed and edited by Molly Sheridan
Poster image by SnoStudios Photography
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Composer and electric guitarist D. J. Sparr draws energy and inspiration from interacting with other musicians. "That's why I compose," he says, "to get to the point where I can be actively working with other musicians." A full schedule of composition commissions, performances of his own music and that of other composers, and educational residencies ensures that he gets his fill of that vitality.
Interview and video presentation by Alexandra Gardner
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Composer Elliot Cole is also an active computer programmer and has been working to develop an algorithmic composition and deep-listening environment using SuperCollider. He found that being able to think about music from the point of view of computer programming provided some new clarity.
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